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Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) assay

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David Bruyette

Synonym(s): Somatomedin assay


Overview

  • An indirect measure of growth hormone (GH) based on the fact that GH mediates its effects on growth by its ability to stimulate insulin-like growth factors (IGF) with IGF1 (somatomedin C), considered the most important in mediating skeletal growth.
  • Feline growth hormone assays are not available in US.

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Peterson M E, Taylor R S, Greco D S et al (1990) Acromegaly in 14 cats. JVIM 4, 192-201.

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